Pall Sues BioQuate Over Disposables Technology

As demand for disposable bioprocess equipment grows, so are potential IP issues.  Pall just disclosed that it is suing a competitor over connector technology....below, the company's announcement. Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) filed a patent infringement action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against BioQuate, Inc., based in Clearwater, Florida. The suit alleges that BioQuate is manufacturing and selling disposable aseptic connector devices that infringe on a patent on Palls KleenpakTM Aseptic Connector. The suit seeks damages and an injunction precluding BioQuate from selling the infringing product.Pall is a leading provider of integrated filtration solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry and has spearheaded the development of single-use technologies for biopharmaceutical processing. Palls Kleenpak Aseptic Connector has been established as the leading aseptic connection device and is an enabling technology that improves the safety and efficiency of single-use processing.